Monday, January 11, 2010

Meet Carol (again)

She's been on our team for a good long while now and we're just tickled that she's stickin' around for another term. You've read her answers to the questionnaire before but now that we've updated our interview questions, we thought it would be fun to share her answers so you can get to know her just a little is Carol Yeo (again)! LOL

Q-Tell us a bit about you & your family

A- I am still Mom to 2 wonderful kids, boy aged 8 and girl aged 4, and loving wife to my hubby who is extremely supportive of my scrapping. We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary this past September and we chose to go skiing as a celebration, as we’ve never done that in our lives (we live in a tropical climate – it’s 90 deg F (30+ deg C) year round!) and so we have made plans to go during this winter season. Nowhere too exotic, though, for first timers, our destination will be Club Med Sahoro in Japan, and you all will be seeing pages on snow as this term continues! I can’t wait to scrap snow, honestly… As for work, yes, I still work 3 days a week, and while I know this brings balance to my life, still there are days I wish I had more time to do the things I want to do.

Q-Why do you scrapbook?

A- I started doing this because it looked fun. Truly, what else gives an adult a chance to make a mess with glitter and paint and still be legitimately occupied? Plus I like crafts, and playing with paper. I must confess I never scored well in Art while in school, and I blame it on the fact that I’m left handed and thus to write from left to right you either have to angle the paper, or your head, or both, and this way of looking at the world carried over to art class, and so my vases were always on the verge of tipping over and the bananas… well, let’s just say they didn’t look like any bananas that Nature created!! Back to the point of this, I discovered that with scrapbooking, it didn’t matter which hand I used, I could create works of art, which satisfied a need in me. Plus, I happened upon it at the time when my children were still young enough that I had the opportunity to use all the photographs I took to preserve their stories, and so I jumped wholeheartedly into this hobby and never looked back. Everything I’ve done, for myself and for them, will be my legacy to them.

Q-What is on your playlist right now?

A- So many things. I can’t wait to play more with embossing powders, glimmer mists, and glitter! Let’s see what comes out in the next 6 months.

Q-Where fuels your creative mojo?

A- Everywhere. I could get inspiration just driving the kids/husband/myself around, or even while going to the store. I get inspiration listening to music, a phrase or title will remain in my mind, and before you know it, a page will be forming around it. Coffee joints are always good for my mojo too – I love the smell of brewing coffee and particularly, Starbucks coffee, as those of you acquainted with my previous layouts will know.

Q-What projects are on your scrap table today?

A- I must be honest, and say nothing. I just returned from a nearly 3 week family vacation in Florida, and my table is heaped with all the scrap stuff I bought, yarn, magazines, paper packs… I do have, however, on my list of to dos, a December Daily album, Ali Edwards style. I hope to be able to complete it and show it off before this term ends….

Q-Which products are currently getting the most action in your layouts?

A- Robins Nest page pebbles, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, and Prima flowers, pearls, and crystals. What can I say? I’m a bling kind of girl. Send them my way!!

Q-Tell us about one of your personality quirks (weird habits/rituals)

A-Ok, here goes. I’m a clean freak when it comes to my bed. I (and all others who come into contact with my bed) must be absolutely clean before getting onto, or into it. That means baths before bed, please! And no sitting on the bed with clothes that have come into contact with surfaces outside of the home. Hubby and children are all trained to change to houseclothes before getting on the bed if we are going to be sprawling there in the middle of the day.

Q-When you finish working on a layout, do you tidy up or walk away and leave the mess?

A- I tidy, for what it’s worth. Remember, though, that one woman’s definition of ‘tidy’ may be another’s definition of ‘mess’. My scrap area is never very tidy at the best of times, but I do put away the products that I pulled out to use, as well as clear any scraps, and keep tools that were used in the project before starting on another. I kinda like to start with a clean slate, if you know what I mean.

Q-Have you ever had a scrapbooking disaster? (spilled paint, burnt w/ heat gun?) and if so, were you able to rescue the destroyed layout?

A- Oh yes. Back in the early days of my scrapping, when my tools were still limited and I hadn’t yet bought my heat gun, I used to heat my embossing powders in the mini toaster oven that I had. The problem with this approach is that you invariably end up toasting the paper as well! That aside, I completely burnt the adhesive rubon I was using even before the embossing powder could melt, and it came out, well, weird, for want of a better word. In the end, I believe I tossed that as it had gone a funny colour, was neither sticky nor inkable, and completely unsalvageable. I bought a heat gun after that episode.

Q-If time stood still for just one day, what would you do with the time?

A- First, I would finish my December Daily album. Then I would do all my layouts. Then finish all the crochet projects I want to do. Drink a lot of coffee in between. And eat ice cream. Then I would make muffins, frosted cookies, and play lots with the kids. Go online and blog, play games, cook for the family, get a foot massage. Get my nails done. Read. Spend time with hubby. And go to bed happy.

Q- Please share three of your favorite layouts.


Tania said...

Hi Carol, welcome back to another round :) Always love your layouts. Glad to have you again :)

Carol said...

Thanks, Tania! I really love creating for Lotus Paperie!!

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